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(, Mon 20 Jan 2003, 20:45, archived)
# Wooyay!
Haven't seen that for years!
(, Mon 20 Jan 2003, 20:47, archived)
# yay!
reminds me of that TV programme with that maths bloke with the curly hair and the weird nose that was on BBC for schools.

Anyone remember that?

***NEWSFLASH***
I think it was Fred Harris who presented "The Computer Programme"

woo.

That took some doing.
tv.cream.org/micro2.jpg
(, Mon 20 Jan 2003, 20:48, archived)
# No...
but I got a B in GCSE maths so I think I'll live.
(, Mon 20 Jan 2003, 20:52, archived)
# yes, a lot longer than
the rest of us... Think i have a few years on you. BBC computers, like little heaters, great in winter!
(, Mon 20 Jan 2003, 20:55, archived)
# I feel extremely young and naive.
Where's Pecker and the other 14 y/o?
(, Mon 20 Jan 2003, 20:56, archived)
# im the other
13 year old :D
(, Mon 20 Jan 2003, 21:10, archived)
# I don't think I meant you :)
there was a 14 y/o with a long name I can't remember (oops). Pratchett fan, was part of the signs bandwagon the other night...
(, Mon 20 Jan 2003, 21:14, archived)
# quite..
RAR!
(, Fri 24 Jan 2003, 11:12, archived)
# "memories...like the corners of my miiiind"
yeah I remember that. Needed it too if you stayed up till 4 o'clock in the morning playing Elite.. :)
(, Mon 20 Jan 2003, 20:57, archived)
# Now how cool
was that game. Wasnt the same when it was released in solid vector rendering.
(, Mon 20 Jan 2003, 21:00, archived)
# Well...
a quick search of The TV Ark didn't find anything, but i did find this (save as clicky - 800k, modem fans!) (which I thought was rather quaint, and therefore made the journey not a completely wasted one)
(, Mon 20 Jan 2003, 21:04, archived)
# oh dear jesus
you genius! That is dredging up memories nearly 2 decades old!
(, Mon 20 Jan 2003, 21:24, archived)
# Yes
But not very clearly
(, Mon 20 Jan 2003, 20:52, archived)
# There was also Micro Live
And not forgetting The Adventure Game
(, Mon 20 Jan 2003, 20:57, archived)
# The Adventure game
is back on, Challenge TV if you have Sky/cable.

It's on telewest here at weekends.

gronda gronda randgo!

or summat
(, Mon 20 Jan 2003, 23:44, archived)
# I can't see what it is...
(, Mon 20 Jan 2003, 20:49, archived)
# BBC Micro owl
:)
(, Mon 20 Jan 2003, 20:50, archived)
# Sad to say
even I recognised that cheeky little fucker.
They were crap PCs even then, though.
(, Mon 20 Jan 2003, 20:52, archived)
# how can you say that!
it was such a big step up from our PET.
(, Mon 20 Jan 2003, 20:56, archived)
# I'm with him !
the bbc micro kicked butt ! 6502 baby ! And poking at the user port was always fun, me made a little robot thingy. It moved and efferfink :)
(, Mon 20 Jan 2003, 20:57, archived)
# The lineage is still going
(, Mon 20 Jan 2003, 21:01, archived)
# We had a pet too
I spent ages writing a text based adventure programme, saved it to tape, and me bloody sistes taped over it with crap music!
(, Mon 20 Jan 2003, 21:04, archived)
# Ahhh....
I was a ZX81 pikey at about that time
(, Mon 20 Jan 2003, 20:54, archived)
# bbc's could speak
and sing.
I only used them at school though, I was a spechead too
(, Mon 20 Jan 2003, 21:01, archived)
# All hail the mighty
ZX81
(, Mon 20 Jan 2003, 21:05, archived)
# *Bows reverently*
(, Mon 20 Jan 2003, 21:11, archived)
# It's the owl logo
from the BBC Microcomputer (circa 1982)
(, Mon 20 Jan 2003, 20:51, archived)
# Hint:
(, Mon 20 Jan 2003, 20:51, archived)
# BBC B risc home PC ?
Not forgeting "Defender" top game
(, Mon 20 Jan 2003, 20:52, archived)
# The BBC wasn't a RISC machine
Although its successor, the Archimedes, most definately was (and Acorn won a law suit against Apple to prove it).
(, Mon 20 Jan 2003, 20:55, archived)
# my mistake...
a friend had both to play on as his dad worked in resarch for BT. Even had a robotic arm attached to it!
(, Mon 20 Jan 2003, 20:57, archived)
# it was a Z80 based
processor, wasn't it?

edit - no, it was a 6502 i think.. i was thinking of the spectrum...

(, Mon 20 Jan 2003, 20:56, archived)
# no, 6502, I think
(, Mon 20 Jan 2003, 20:59, archived)
# I'm not certain it was
the Apple ][ was definitely a 6502, but I can't remember for sure about the BBC.

edit: nope, you're right. 'Twas indeed a 6502.
(, Mon 20 Jan 2003, 21:01, archived)
# The Zilog chip
could be used as a co-processor so I reckons the 6502
(, Mon 20 Jan 2003, 21:04, archived)
# never heard of
a bbc with a coprocessor before!
(, Mon 20 Jan 2003, 21:07, archived)
# Hey!
We had BBC's here in NZ. Used them in the first year of computer class.
(, Mon 20 Jan 2003, 20:56, archived)
# you made my day
that is superb :)
(, Mon 20 Jan 2003, 20:58, archived)